Submissions/Wikipedia graphics: the future of encyclopedic cartography?

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After careful consideration, the programme committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2013 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no.
5041
Subject no.
T2
Title of the submission

Wikipedia graphics: the futur of encyclopedic cartography ?

Type of submission

Présentation.

Author of the submission

Hugo Lopez (Yug)

Country of origin

France

Affiliation

Wikipedia (fr/en/Commons, Graphic Lab)

E-mail address

hugo.LPZ@gmail.com

Username

Yug (talk)

Personal homepage or blog

http://Cartopress.com

Abstract

We will present in 15~20 minutes the hard technical limits of current graphic creation within the Wikimedia project. We then will introduce some interesting possibilities and technologies, with a focus on Wikipedia-friendly's Sharemap.org initiative for which financial support is needed and critical for long term sustainability.

Detailed proposal

We will present in 15~20 minutes the hard technical limits of current graphic creation within the Wikimedia project. After what we will introduce some interesting possibilities and technologies, mainly the need of layers to separate the shape from the labels. Taking lessons from the most technical graphic creation on wikipedia —map creation—, we will make an introduction to the independant Wikipedia-friendly's Sharemap.org initiative : an online GIS map creation project tailored for wikipedia and its users. Sadly or as predictable, this heavy, poland-based project need funds. Also, we will finish with short overview of previous or ongoing graphic project, their risk of collapse, and the critical need for stable financial support for long term sustainability.


Track
  • Technology and Infrastructure
Length of presentation/talk
25 minutes
Language of presentation/talk
English (Chinese questions accepted)
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
Slides or further information (optional)
Slides-PPT expected. About 30.
Special requests
(none. Note: This futur-technologies presentation should go in pair with a history-community oriented presentation)


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